Ichiro makes an a-Mays-ing catch

It’s only Spring Training,  but the catch Mariners right fielder Ichiro Suzuki pulled off in the second inning on Tuesday had mid-season highlight-reel written all over it.

With one out and a runner on third base, Angels catcher Jeff Mathis hit a ball that was destined to be an extra-base hit. But Ichiro sprinted back and, with his back to the infield, he reached up, snagged the ball and took a header on the warning track.

First-base umpire Scott Barry raised his right arm, signaling that the catch was made and Ichiro received a loud ovation from the crowd at Peoria Stadium.

Ichiro has won a Gold Glove in each of his nine seasons in the Major Leagues and this might has to rank as one of the best catches he’s made.

— Jim Street

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